Ptch

A social app mashes content into dynamic slideshows


 A newcomer to the cutthroat world of social media backed by DreamWorks, Ptch sources content from popular services like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram, giving users the chance to remix media to their heart’s delight. The idea is to create “snackable media” by mashing up text, video, images and audio into 60-second slideshows or videos. The personalized one-offs can then be broadcast across channels, …

WTHR

Dieter Rams' "10 Principles" forecast the weather in a new iPhone app

Taking a cue from Dieter Rams’ legendary “10 Principles of Good Design“, Miami-based designer David Elgena recently created a beautifully simple weather app. The aptly titled WTHR iPhone app may not be the most innovative with its ultra simple interface, but it certainly looks to a few other principles—namely good design is aesthetic, useful, unobtrusive and understandable. Using little more than simple line art icons, …